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May 20, 2016

 

Adam Henze

Indy 500 Revives Tradition Of Track Poet

Henze will perform his poem, "For Those Who Love Fast, Loud Things" this weekend during qualifications for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.

May 5, 2016

 

race cars on track

Free Verse For The Free Bird Crowd

Along with cold brews and hot cars, the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 will be fueled by a highly unlikely injection: poetry.

March 8, 2016

 

Maurice Sendak, from Where The Wild Things Are

Making Mischief Of One Kind And Another

Exorcising his demons through imaginative play became a lifelong pastime for Maurice Sendak. A retrospective of his work is currently on view in Bloomington.

December 22, 2015

 

Shari Wagner

Meet Shari Wagner, Indiana’s New Poet Laureate

A love of nature found in Somalia is among the inspirations for Wagner's poetry.

December 2, 2015

 

Dan Wakefield: Going All The Way And Going Home Again

Indianapolis native, writer Dan Wakefield celebrates the reissue of his World War II home front novel and reflects on his friendship with Kurt Vonnegut.

September 21, 2015

 

Powell

A Civil Rights Primer Marches Forth

March: Books One and Two are on the curriculum of schools in over 40 states. Nate Powell discusses portraying the life of legendary Congressman John Lewis.

September 15, 2015

 

author with book

WFIU Book Club, Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Speed: Laura Bates

"War and Peace, the Brave Potatoes by Toby Speed and a little Macbeth mixed in, that's a week for me." Laura Bates

September 11, 2015

 

Friends

Fanfare Of The Arts Caps Summer In Bloomington

Labor Day Weekend in Bloomington has become renowned for the artistic and literary pageant that is the Fourth Street Festival.

August 31, 2015

 

Maria Hamilton Abegunde reads Iweala's Beasts of No Nation.

WFIU Book Club: Uzodinma Iweala’s Beasts of No Nation

Maria Hamilton Abegunde, who studies trauma and healing, discusses a novel told from the perspective of an 11-year-old child soldier in West Africa.

August 28, 2015

 

stuffed jackalope

Is It Only A Joke? The Put-On And Its Deeper Meaning

In her book Practically Joking, IU folklorist Moira Marsh suggests that the common prank be reevalutated for its social and aesthetic function.

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